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Peyton Manning wins fourth MVP award

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has won his record-setting fourth NFL Most Valuable Player award.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports that Manning finished first in MVP voting by the 50-member Associated Press panel that chooses the award.

Manning also won the award in 2003 (sharing it with Steve McNair), 2004, and 2008. Brett Favre is the only other player to win the award three times.  Five players — Jim Brown, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Kurt Warner and Steve Young — have won it twice.

Manning had a career-high 68.8 percent completion rate, with 4,500 passing yards and 33 touchdowns.

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  1. BonerJams'03 says: Jan 9, 2010 9:07 AM

    Congrats to Manning, there is no doubt who is the best QB in the league.
    It’s too bad the Colts will be one and done when they lose to the Ravens next week.

  2. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 9, 2010 9:12 AM

    Good Favres a tool. And Manning will own all of his records soon.

  3. wydok says: Jan 9, 2010 9:17 AM

    Rather him than that rat bastard Favre.

  4. rcpecook says: Jan 9, 2010 9:19 AM

    Congratulations to Peyton! Every milestone of that dourechebag Favre that you pass makes me smile.

  5. RodgersIsn'tAPussy says: Jan 9, 2010 9:19 AM

    Favre didn’t win it. Chalk up a win for Ted Thompson. Karma is a bitch and more is on the way soon.

  6. jersey73 says: Jan 9, 2010 9:20 AM

    Congrats Peyton!!!

  7. MuskyHunter2542 says: Jan 9, 2010 9:20 AM

    Really? Yawn

  8. LuvThatDirtyWatah says: Jan 9, 2010 9:23 AM

    Congrats, Goober…no, seriously congrats. Without you the Colts would be, well, the Colts.

  9. ispysomething7 says: Jan 9, 2010 9:23 AM

    Whoa! Ha ha ha ha beothches! Back to back!

  10. FloriosPhillyFan says: Jan 9, 2010 9:26 AM

    That dude is unbelievable

  11. Tebow's a Douche says: Jan 9, 2010 9:26 AM

    Brees was robbed. That’s BS.

  12. Skoal Brother says: Jan 9, 2010 9:26 AM

    Love or hate the Colts, you have to admit. The dude is a freaking robot, he deserves this award.

  13. last starfighter says: Jan 9, 2010 9:27 AM

    BF’s 3rd shouldn’t count as a full one. He split it with Barry Sanders and BF’s half should be forfeited for giving Strahan the sack record.

  14. vinceV says: Jan 9, 2010 9:28 AM

    Waiting for the “Can’t win in the playoffs…WHARRGARBL, WHARRGARBL” to commence.

  15. holycow says: Jan 9, 2010 9:28 AM

    and 16 INTs don’t forget

  16. ADX says: Jan 9, 2010 9:29 AM

    Other players had amazing seasons including Chris Johnson, Brees, and Brady but this is the right choice.
    I worried when he sat the final 2 it might cost him but it may just have shown voters just exactly how important (VALUABLE) he is to his team.
    Congrats 18… as your career ends down those of us in Indy appreciate you and know it won’t always be this way.

  17. Favre On HGH says: Jan 9, 2010 9:29 AM

    Interesting to see if they release the vote tally, imagine he won by a landslide. Saints and Vikings were good but Payton carried his team to 14-0 and only lost last after he was pulled from the game.
    Bills game they went down while he was playing, but everyone knew he would be pulled anyways so it’s hard to imagine Colts playing hard.

  18. EX says: Jan 9, 2010 9:32 AM

    Cunningham also won it three times… Though he shared it.

  19. EX says: Jan 9, 2010 9:35 AM

    Cunningham won the award in 1988, 1990, and 1998. Jim Brown, Y.A. Tittle, Johnny Unitas, and Brett Favre also have three.

  20. pubobby2004 says: Jan 9, 2010 9:36 AM

    congrats! peyton you are truly the best! despite any problems i’ve ever had with the colts, polian, or any other part of the team, you’ve always been the glue that holds it together. you should probably also win coach of the year…
    outstanding!
    good luck in the post-season.

  21. Johnny Jag says: Jan 9, 2010 9:39 AM

    Hard to argue with this. He beats most defenses by just stepping on the field.

  22. EX says: Jan 9, 2010 9:42 AM

    http://football.about.com/od/nflhistory/l/bl_awardsmvp.htm
    Here’s link. It’s called research.

  23. crispy says: Jan 9, 2010 9:43 AM

    G.O.A.T.

  24. 4ever19 says: Jan 9, 2010 9:47 AM

    Now, on to Miami and SB whateverthenumberis

  25. eph521 says: Jan 9, 2010 9:48 AM

    Cut that meat! Congrats Peyton.

  26. Supersuckers says: Jan 9, 2010 9:52 AM

    Well deserved!! Peyton is on his way to smashing every record in the book!! (Without smashing the all-time pick record on the way and without being a playoff choke artist)

  27. MrHumble says: Jan 9, 2010 9:55 AM

    I’m not saying that I disagree with Manning winning the MVP, but I will be curious to see the voting results. I expected it to be “co-MVP’s” as has happened in the past with perhaps this being the first time that 3 players shared it….Brees, Manning and Favre. If Brees and Favre were penalized for their December play, then shouldn’t Manning be also, even if it was the headcoach that pulled him from games? Manning certainly has nothing on the other two as it concerns “stats” for the 2009 year.

  28. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 9, 2010 9:55 AM

    Why did I know that Brett Favre would get snubbed? People love to hate him. congrats to Peyton but Favre is more deserving.
    Peyton Manning did not lead the league in any categories this season, as he finished second in completion percentage and touchdowns behind Drew Brees, another MVP candidate, and finished second in yards behind Matt Schaub. He also finished eighth in the league YPA.He is not even in the top five in QB rating and doesn’t even have a rating of 100.
    His 16 interceptions are in the top five in the league, and the only other people who have more than him are Jay Cutler, the three rookie quarterbacks, Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez, Josh Freeman, and Jake Delhomme.All of these QBs are known as interception machines
    Mannings comebacks are not all because Manning was so great:
    Week 2 @ Miami (W 27-23) — Chad Pennington threw an interception in the end zone as time expired
    Week 8 vs. San Fran (W 18-14) — He didn’t even throw the game winning touchdown, it was the running back, and it came with 14 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Looks like his defense comes up big again
    Week 9 vs. Houston (W 20-17) —Kris Brown choked as usual. Yes, Peyton Manning drove them down the field for a winning touchdown, but he didn’t even throw it and made a costly int. to get them in comeback position anyway.
    Week 10 vs. New England (W 35-34) —Patriots just choked by going for it on their own 28-yard-line. Gave it to them.
    Week 11 vs. Baltimore (W 17-15) —Nope, the Ravens choked in multiple ways. First of all, his defense came up big with an interception inside their own 20 yard line. Second, they recovered a fumble on a punt return to seal the narrow win. Oh yeah, and Peyton Manning threw two picks that could have easily decided the game with a different outcome.
    Week 12 vs. Houston (W 35-27) —He did come back from 17 but also threw 2 picks. His d came up with 2 big picks that sure helped this comeback
    Week 15 vs. Jacksonville (W 35-31) —Manning threw a mid 4th quarter td but the D had to come up big by picking Gerrard.
    So basically, five out of Manning’s seven “comeback wins” have to do with the other team choking and not Manning’s play in the clutch.Also, Manning only faced two top 10 defenses all season.
    Favre, who is also a three time MVP winner, had unquestionably the best season of his career.A 107.2 rating. He threw 33 TDs and only seven picks. That’s an average of less than one every two games, which is amazing, and is less than half of what Manning had.
    Even with AD,Favre had to carry the team in many of the 12 wins. The last-second touchdown pass against San Francisco in Week Three was probably the most crucial play of the season for the Vikings, as it sent both teams in different directions. Instead, it sent the Vikings to a 3-0 start, while the 49ers lost six out of their next 10 games from there. This provided the Vikings the spark they had needed all season, and they rolled to a 10-1 start and eventually, a 12-4 finish and a first round bye in the playoffs.
    Favre gave some of the best NFL drama of the year facing his old team twice. Not only did he win both times, he excelled, as he threw for seven touchdowns and no picks in both of those games.
    Brett Favre appeared to be out of the race with two games to go. But during the last six quarters of the season, he revitalized a Vikings offense that had scored only seven points the previous six quarters and threw six touchdowns and no picks en route to earning the Vikings a first round bye in the playoffs.

  29. Sheriff4xmvp says: Jan 9, 2010 9:55 AM

    The Sheriff

  30. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 9, 2010 9:56 AM

    “Brett Favre is the only other player to win the award three times.”
    Yeah but the only reason he got that third one was that not all the votes were counted. In fact the screwup that gave him his third MVP award made them change the rules. They used to give the award out before the season ended. Now they wait until it’s over. At least two Favre voters said that they would have voted for Sanders if they had waited until after the season was over, because Sanders racked up 184 rushing yards in the Lions’ final game and became only the third player ever to surpass 2,000 rushing yards for a season. Also a couple of Sanders voters never received their ballots so their votes were obviously not counted.

  31. thehoodedone says: Jan 9, 2010 9:57 AM

    It’s time to seperate this award into “dome” and “real football” categories. That way we could have had BrettFarve attempting to be the first to win in both categories. Since, you know, he had the best season of his career while playing in a dome. At 40. Phil Rivers and Chris Johnson would have been competing for the real football MVP.

  32. sand0 says: Jan 9, 2010 9:59 AM

    He is the best player in the NFL so it makes sense he’d get the award.

  33. Treima says: Jan 9, 2010 10:01 AM

    I’ll be the first to tell you that I loathe Peyton Manning, from his well-crafted image off the field to his exploits on it. That said…I can’t really argue with his MVP selection. All 14 of the Colts’ wins can be directly attributed to his performance, and he pulled a LOT of wins out of nowhere with his play. Congrats to him and to Colts fans everywhere.

  34. stanjam says: Jan 9, 2010 10:06 AM

    All this for a guy who is great at second half comebacks, by calling a deep pass play, making sure the ball is nearby but not catchable, and telling his receiver to make sure he makes contact with the defender so they get a big PI call. I guess that is worthy of MVP.

  35. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:08 AM

    Will he also be winning coach of the year? I mean Caldwell hasn’t done a damn thing so might as well throw it to Manning there too. As much as I hate the guy’s commercials the dude is the best QB in the game, hands down.

  36. WhoDey75 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:08 AM

    I’m interested to see who else got first place votes. Manning’s career is probably going to be the best of all time.

  37. DemocratsAreStupid says: Jan 9, 2010 10:10 AM

    Manning is definitely a beast and is the best QB of this generation. Unfortunately, he can’t live up to Unitas or Montana until he starts winning multiple championships.

  38. ar1888 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:12 AM

    If anybody had any doubt if Manning deserved the MVP award obviously didnt watch Curtis Painter play during the last 2 games. Congrats Peyton.

  39. thugshot says: Jan 9, 2010 10:12 AM

    And let the complaining begin……
    I’ll start it off:
    Waaaaaaa!!! (Favre/ Brees/ Johnson) _________ should have won the MVP hands-down! This was a conspiracy!!!! Waaaaa!

  40. scrapdawg12 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:14 AM

    You should have to play in all 16 games to get the MVP award. I can think of another QB or two that are just as deserving. Drew Brees is one and Matt Schaub is another. Also, Andre Johnson had an amazing year. I think it’s BS that Peyton gets all the credit all the time and there are other players in the league that are just as good.

  41. Pack83 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:15 AM

    Brent…1 vote! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  42. Hap says: Jan 9, 2010 10:15 AM

    Who can dispute Peyton getting the award ? He’s a great player and an even better man. Every man in America would like a son like him.

  43. dberce1 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:22 AM

    Media bias, Manning lovefest. Brees was statistically better in every single category, and is just as important to his team as Manning. Manning has 2 probowlers to throw to, while Brees skill players have become ‘names’ because he is the one throwing the ball.

  44. BirdWeisErrr says: Jan 9, 2010 10:23 AM

    Somewhere Chris Johnson is throwing a fit.

  45. Bob Loblaw says: Jan 9, 2010 10:25 AM

    Yay! Let’s give him next year’s MVP too while we’re at it.

  46. Electrogasm says: Jan 9, 2010 10:31 AM

    Each summer, the MVP voting starts like this:
    1) Manning
    2) Brady
    3) N/A
    Etc…
    Unless these two lays eggs during the season, one or the other will always win.
    Or so it seems.

  47. funtime42 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:33 AM

    Glad to start the comments on a positive note – he earned it. This isn’t about numbers, but about value, and there isn’t any player who is more pivotal to the success or failure of his team than Peyton Manning. I realize there are those who have a hard (and slightly inexplicable) hate for Manning, but one only has to watch Poor Painter thrown to the wolves the last two games to see what #18 is worth.
    Would NE have called 4 and 2 against any other QB?

  48. J says: Jan 9, 2010 10:35 AM

    What a joke! Favre is the MVP. Just look at the their stats.
    Favre 33 TD’s & ONLY 7int’s 70% completion rate with a 107 passer rating.
    Manning 33 TD’s & 16 int’s! 68% completion rate and a 99 passer rating.
    Will someone please explain to me how Peyton is the MVP??????????

  49. last starfighter says: Jan 9, 2010 10:40 AM

    It’s not that he wasn’t deserving but I feel like sports writers vote for him out of laziness. it’s easy to cast a vote for him rather than for someone with less hype but equal or greater value like Rivers or Brees

  50. straverse says: Jan 9, 2010 10:40 AM

    I would’ve liked to seen another year with two winners, Manning and Chris Johnson.

  51. GB3Pack4 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:40 AM

    There should be a prerequisite to win the MVP winners – they have to be exciting enough to keep fans awake, at least through the first quarter.

  52. KyleOrtonsArm says: Jan 9, 2010 10:42 AM

    Who cares

  53. Tsinakis311 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:43 AM

    B.S.!

  54. Reptar says: Jan 9, 2010 10:44 AM

    # BonerJams’03 says: January 9, 2010 9:07 AM
    Congrats to Manning, there is no doubt who is the best QB in the league.
    It’s too bad the Colts will be one and done when they lose to the Ravens next week.
    ————————————
    Yes. Because clearly, the Ravens have the Colts’ number. Haha. Seriously, when was the last time bitter Baltimorons could boast victory over the Colts? I’ll give you some time to break out your history books.

  55. case1313 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:45 AM

    # RodgersIsn’tAPussy says: January 9, 2010 9:19 AM
    Favre didn’t win it. Chalk up a win for Ted Thompson. Karma is a bitch and more is on the way soon.
    Stupid comment, the fact that a 40 year old is even in the running is fricking awesome…….fan or not……
    # last starfighter says: January 9, 2010 9:27 AM
    BF’s 3rd shouldn’t count as a full one. He split it with Barry Sanders and BF’s half should be forfeited for giving Strahan the sack record.
    One of Mannings MVP’s was shared as well…. Research the game………. The Strahan comment is dumb………..I sware, if you don’t like Favre at least come up with something worthy……… Some of you guys are a joke…………fricking hilarious……If you know the game of football, fan or not, Favre played lights out most of the year……..Also played lights out most of the year in 2007 with the Packers with for the most part the same offensive line they have now…………LEARN the GAME……….THE NFL……Fans that have real knowledge give credit due where it goes whether you are a fan of a certain player or not………..

  56. lebowski says: Jan 9, 2010 10:46 AM

    Thank God it didn’t go to jackass Favre. He went to a team loaded with pro bowlers because that was the easiest route for him to get back to the playoffs. Indy is carried by Manning into the best record in the league. No contest.

  57. kpweaver27 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:46 AM

    This was the most obvious of all of Manning’s MVP wins. The fact that he did this with a team that many predicted wouldn’t even make the playoffs is amazing. That he did it without Anthony Gonzalez or a very experienced offensive line is incredible. He turned Collie and Garcon into dangerous weapons. Heck, Collie’s numbers were better than Harvin’s.

  58. Manbearpig says: Jan 9, 2010 10:46 AM

    # RodgersIsn’tAPussy says: January 9, 2010 9:19 AM
    Favre didn’t win it. Chalk up a win for Ted Thompson. Karma is a bitch and more is on the way soon.
    Chalk up a win because Favre didn’t win an MVP for a hated rival, despite being a candidate unlike the pussy – yep, pussy – who is now the GB qb? Wow dude. Great logic there.
    I’d be more worried about Thompson chalking up a “win” against said rival, which he has yet to do this season, and won’t if they meet in the playoffs.

  59. AmishGangsta says: Jan 9, 2010 10:47 AM

    Remember when Manning versus Brady used to be an actual debate? Seems like years ago….
    Congrats to Peyton.

  60. pwoeckener says: Jan 9, 2010 10:48 AM

    I want the Colts to win so they can face, and lose to the Jets in several weeks. Karma!

  61. Matty Ice says: Jan 9, 2010 10:51 AM

    And Peyton didn’t have three games where he absolutely sucked. Favre did. End of story.

  62. the real deal says: Jan 9, 2010 10:52 AM

    WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    honestly?! wtf?!?!
    First, Brees completes a NFL record for completion percentage this season.
    2nd, Chris Johnson became only the 6th man to hit 2,000 rushing yards a season and he set the all time record for yards from scrimmage.
    3rd Manning was no higher than 5th in most passing stats!!!!
    this reaks of his fake superbowl mvp that was really Dominic Rhodes as in a previous bowl a rb and qb had the same numbers and the rb was given mvp
    4th, don’t try to say the team needs him and he would of beat the bills and jets, because he played 22 passes against the bills.
    5th, don’t say he is most valueable because if that was the case Chad Pennington was last years MVP hands down, taking a 1-15 team to 11-5
    this is crap and not only that is there is a very good chance the NFL is rigging awards towards someone who might be a homosexual! and I sure as hell don’t want a gay role model for my children, nothing wrong with gays but I sure as heck ain;t want no gay children running around my hood popping bones when taking snaps…….
    bottom line is
    the NFL IS FIXED FOR ANY MANNING it is crap look at old archies stats worse than joey harringtons!!! don’t say archie had a bad team because Joey did too…………|
    bah humbug nfl!
    it is a shame when you cheat a guy out of his mvp when he broke the all time yards from scrimmage record!

  63. pushing50 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:53 AM

    Undeserved!!!! The NFL has changed to rules to allow him the numbers he puts up. Several of those rule changes his team pushed through. If not for the changes he would still be running for his life like he did at the beginning of his career. He is the same sad quarterback his father was.

  64. GoBrowns19 says: Jan 9, 2010 10:54 AM

    Best QB in the NFL and one more super bowl puts him to possibly all time QB.

  65. Reptar says: Jan 9, 2010 10:56 AM

    Pervy_Harvin…Brett Favre got one vote. That made him fourth in voting to Manning, Brees and Rivers. I’m glad the MVP voters aren’t as retarded as you are. I don’t even know where to begin with your faulty reasoning.

  66. AmishGangsta says: Jan 9, 2010 11:04 AM

    Percy Harvin-seriously? I understand you wanted Favre to win but, come on…all you had to do was watch the Colts in weeks 16-17 to see who the MVP was. They are a 5 win team at BEST without Manning.
    And, thanks for the game breakdowns, but they mean absolutely nothing because you’re not interested giving Manning ANY credit, only looking to blame something else for the Colts success. Case in point, the Miami game-you only mention that Pennington threw the game-ending int but nothing else. You conveniently leave out that Manning had only five possessions the entire game and scored on ALL of them or that he had the ball for less than 1 quarter and still managed to will his team to a win. Face it, Manning was the clear MVP, as the voting shows. Manning 39 votes, Favre 1. Ouch.

  67. holycow says: Jan 9, 2010 11:08 AM

    Philip Rivers
    played with as bad a running game
    played with a worse defense
    put up better stats
    but isn’t called Peyton Manning.
    Ridiculous.

  68. case1313 says: Jan 9, 2010 11:11 AM

    # RodgersIsn’tAPussy says: January 9, 2010 9:19 AM
    Favre didn’t win it. Chalk up a win for Ted Thompson. Karma is a bitch and more is on the way soon.
    Favre 2-0 vs. Packers this year, I think he is the only one using the chalk so far….

  69. Tenntuxx says: Jan 9, 2010 11:14 AM

    I agree Peyton is great…and definitely valuable to the Colts…take him out and watch what happens….but what record did HE break this season??? His TEAM broke records, but did HE have an individual stat record? Did he become the 6th in history to exceed a certain goal? Yes, I’m talking about Chris Johnson’s 2k yards… (BUT NOT ONE VOTE).
    The MVP is a sham! They gave it to Peyton cause the Colts took away his chance at a totally undefeated season. Pacifier!!! I really think the Colts could have been the next team to join the ranks of the ’72 Dolphins.

  70. MrHumble says: Jan 9, 2010 11:15 AM

    Unbelievable that majority of posts are strictly “anti-Favre” without any merit or discussion of stats and overall worthiness. One can only assume these “Favre hater” posts are all from Packer fans who never miss a chance to show the rest of the NFL their overall football I.Q. (The one in particular really made me laugh, where the poster says, “favre one vote hahahaha” but yet he doesn’t stop to think that his qb…probably one aaron rodgers….didn’t receive ANY votes…LMAO). Just like voting in the MLB or NFL HOF….there seems to be no rhyme or reason for voting, seems to come down to politics every year.

  71. Phyxsius says: Jan 9, 2010 11:15 AM

    Landslide:
    Manning – 39.5
    Brees – 7.5
    Rivers – 2
    Favre – 1
    Greatest Of All Time

  72. J says: Jan 9, 2010 11:19 AM

    Colts=
    C-ount
    O-n
    L-oosing
    T-his
    S-unday

  73. BonerJams'03 says: Jan 9, 2010 11:20 AM

    Reptar says: January 9, 2010 10:44 AM
    Yes. Because clearly, the Ravens have the Colts’ number. Haha. Seriously, when was the last time bitter Baltimorons could boast victory over the Colts? I’ll give you some time to break out your history books.
    —————————————————————
    1) I’m an Eagles fan
    2) See you here next Sunday/Monday to eat your crow
    The Colts will be one and done, book it. Whether it’s the Jets or the Ravens – they will be one and done. Most likely the Ravens. We won’t be seeing Chargers/Colts…book it.
    Manning is well deserving of the MVP, and for everyone saying “well if it’s just because of December” when is comes to Favre and Brees – your answering your own question. This is how the NFL works. If the NFL was fair, Chris Johnson would be the MVP for acheiving something so few achieve (just think if VY was his QB the whole year…he’d have Dickerson’s record by a mile). If the NFL was fair, Drew Brees was the 2008 MVP.
    But alas, the NFL is not fair, and Peyton Manning is Peyton Manning – i.e. the undisputed best QB in the league (read best QB, not QB who has played on the best TEAM Patriots fans) who also happens to be wholesomely marketable.

  74. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 9, 2010 11:21 AM

    Bottom-line, Manning made his team work harder than necessary this year to win and his quarterback rating reflects that.16 interceptions also.Now take a look at the protection Manning got. He barely got his uniform dirty all year. How is it that a guy with such a great O-line threw so many picks? His interception percentage was 2.8%! I think you can arguably subtract that from his completion percentage. Favre’s was 1.3%, Brees’ was 2.1% and Rivers’ was 1.9%.
    It’s really no contest, Manning’s blunders against the cavalcade of powder-puffs the Colts faced this year eliminates him from consideration for the MVP. Even worse, the two legitimate threats the Colts faced (Patriots and Ravens) were multiple interception games.
    Being a valuable quarterback to your team has one main feature, when you are asked to move the ball in the air for your team what was the outcome? More than any other MVP contender, when Manning was asked, he threw a pick.
    The decision is between Favre and Brees. Their statistics are so close it comes down to intangibles. No question, Brees is the most valuable player on his team. However, that doesn’t mean he is the most valuable player in the league.
    That honor belongs to 40 year old Favre who made three Viking receivers stars and sent two of them to the Pro Bowl. Who provided 19 years of experience and leadership to an offense that was previously one dimensional. And who posted league-rocking stats in a year when most quarterbacks his age would be retired. He’s the most valuable player on his team and the most valuable player in the league.
    Too many Manning jock sniffers…..sickening. Overrated.

  75. SF Saints Fan says: Jan 9, 2010 11:21 AM

    Voting went as follows (50 votes):
    Manning 39.5
    Brees 7.5
    Rivers 2
    Favre 1

  76. last starfighter says: Jan 9, 2010 11:23 AM

    Ultimately the moral of this story is that football’s media aristocracy of jock sniffers has given up even trying to consider defensive players for mvp. It hasn’t happened since 86 and may never happen again. It’s sort of shocking considering football media is always reminding us that defense wins championships. It’s hard to believe Reggie White never received one considering he meant just as much to the eagles as cunningham did or as much to the packers as favre. Lets face it, mvp is a meaningless award.

  77. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 9, 2010 11:24 AM

    Pervy_Harvin says:
    January 9, 2010 9:12 AM
    Good Favres a tool. And Manning will own all of his records soon
    ————————————————–
    Florio,how is it someone has my username? As the real Pervy, please get rid of that douchebag. Thought 2 identical names were not able to coexist? Fix it!

  78. ThanksTed says: Jan 9, 2010 11:41 AM

    RodgersIsn’tAPussy says: January 9, 2010 9:19 AM
    Favre didn’t win it. Chalk up a win for Ted Thompson. Karma is a bitch and more is on the way soon.
    * * *
    Hey RIAP, come in from the cold. The hypothermia is going to your brain. Thompson got a 4th Round Pick for a guy that threw 33 TD passes, has a 107 QB Rating, beat his team twice, and received MVP votes. If Thompson is celebrating a “win” this morning, he should be on the 1st plane out of Austin Straubel Airport.

  79. hizzle1281 says: Jan 9, 2010 11:45 AM

    Jamaal Charles got robbed
    Karma’s a Bitch

  80. kennethnoisewater says: Jan 9, 2010 11:47 AM

    They give MVP awards for playing 14 games now? nice.

  81. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 9, 2010 11:49 AM

    last starfighter says:
    January 9, 2010 11:23 AM
    Ultimately the moral of this story is that football’s media aristocracy of jock sniffers has given up even trying to consider defensive players for mvp.Lets face it, mvp is a meaningless award.
    ————————————————–
    Chucky Woodcock should have won right?? Thats what you are saying,right Pack homer? You are so damn delusional,he wasn’t in the running. Thanks for representing how true Packer fans really are on an universal thread. Not very bright!

  82. Johnnyb612 says: Jan 9, 2010 11:54 AM

    EX! You are such an idiot! You even provide us with the proof that you are wrong! Uh, it’s called understanding your research. The only MVP that counts is the AP (associated press). Just because randall Cunningham won MVP from some stupid Philly boosters club, doesn’t mean he won the NFL MVP! Seriously! Same thing goes for everybody else on your half assed list! What an idiot!!!! Seriously, do you get it now? “it’s called research”. Priceless!!!- Talks like he knows what he’s doing. Funny.

  83. nowathand says: Jan 9, 2010 11:59 AM

    Holycow, I agree, Philip Rivers played one more game than Manning, had a better yards per attempt, fewer interceptions and could have gotten it as a make-up MVP since he was the best QB last year. This is about building Peyton’s legacy since Tom Brady has more Super Bowl wins.

  84. frick3 says: Jan 9, 2010 11:59 AM

    Congrats manning u deserve it! But chris johnson did deserve some love he is sick! and why is everyone hatin on aaron rodgers…i mean the guy has done amazing for having to deal with all of the brett favre talk.

  85. favresux says: Jan 9, 2010 12:00 PM

    #4 must be in tears over this!

  86. cusoman says: Jan 9, 2010 12:03 PM

    Pervy, I wouldn’t worry… Favre’s level of play this year will undoubtedly lead to something Manning doesn’t have – a Super Bowl MVP award.

  87. mike says: Jan 9, 2010 12:04 PM

    Come on Pervy you know you wrote it your trying to be just like your idol and changing your mind every hour.

  88. bigtrav425 says: Jan 9, 2010 12:05 PM

    This is Disgusting…He had a good year but only won it cuz he is Peyton Manning!! Bree’s or Johnson should of won it clearly before Manning did..The NFL and all sports and their voting and voting system are jokes and becoming more and more crazy!

  89. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 9, 2010 12:05 PM

    Wait, I thought I was the real Pervy_Harvin.

  90. Tsinakis311 says: Jan 9, 2010 12:06 PM

    call Mr. Favre “brent” is still not funny or clever.

  91. Hauschild says: Jan 9, 2010 12:18 PM

    What a sham!!!
    Manning is the most miserable curmudgeon in the NFL, yet they continue to kiss his ass.
    Favre had better numbers and was sacked 24 more times. When are people gonna realize that Manning’s offensive line is the reason for half his production???
    It’s amazing that will all the information available out there to all of us, that most really have no clue how the NFL works – very disappointing.

  92. lebowski says: Jan 9, 2010 12:35 PM

    Favre receives exactly one more vote than Gus Frerotte received last year. Congrats.

  93. AmishGangsta says: Jan 9, 2010 12:50 PM

    Pervy_Harvin said-Bottom-line, Manning made his team work harder than necessary this year to win and his quarterback rating reflects that.16 interceptions also.Now take a look at the protection Manning got. He barely got his uniform dirty all year. How is it that a guy with such a great O-line threw so many picks? His interception percentage was 2.8%! I think you can arguably subtract that from his completion percentage. Favre’s was 1.3%, Brees’ was 2.1% and Rivers’ was 1.9%.
    It’s really no contest, Manning’s blunders against the cavalcade of powder-puffs the Colts faced this year eliminates him from consideration for the MVP. Even worse, the two legitimate threats the Colts faced (Patriots and Ravens) were multiple interception games.
    Where to begin with this idiocy….Manning doesn’t take sacks because he gets rid of the ball, not because of his so-called GREAT o-line. Mannings offensive line consists of-1 4th rd pick(Diem), 1 6th rd pick(Johnson), 2 udfa’s(Saturday, Lilja), and 1 ROOKIE udfa(DeVann). That ALONE tells you how good Manning is.
    Add to that the fact that he lost a HOF’er in Harrison during the offseason, then lost a starter(Gonzalez) in week 1, all the while saddled with the 2nd worst running attack in the league and you start to understand how impressive the 14 game(and 23 consecutive) game win streak was.
    The Vikings made the playoffs without Favre last year. Bree’s had too many bad games late(and on the road). And I don’t even wanna HEAR about Johnson, who’s team finished 8-8.
    Manning was CLEARLY the choice for MVP. But hey, don’t take my word for it, just look at the voting. It would seem more people agree with me than you.

  94. stetai says: Jan 9, 2010 1:14 PM

    What a complete crock of s***. The NFL and the media is so in love with Peyton as the “face” of this league, because there isn’t an endorsement he won’t turn down. Brett Favre had better stats, and was more responsible for his team’s wins, and he’s 40 friggin years old!! There is such a double standard against Brett. You all lvoe to write about him, but you refuse to give him proper credit. Peyton had 15 INT’s in fewer games than Favre’s 7 picks, and out of those 14 wins, Peyton had crappy games and he was bailed out by the defense and other members of the team. Even Drew Brees deserved this more than Peyton.
    And for you retards that thinks Curtis Painter somehow clinched this for Peyton? What logic is that? And Peyton also split an MVP with STeve McNair too.
    The only justice that will be served, is this will motivate Brett Favre even harder and he’ll win the Super Bowl, while the Peyton will continue his streak of getting pounded in the playoffs.

  95. Reptar says: Jan 9, 2010 1:15 PM

    BonerJams (awesome name to type btw),
    I’ll eat my crow. I guarantee the Colts win their first playoff game. And then I guarantee, if they play the Chargers in the AFCCG, they lose that game. But they will not lose to the Jets, Bengals or Ravens. I’ll be back if they do, trust me.
    Chris Johnson is a great player, but he didn’t propel his teams to any significant amount of wins. Vince Young, sadly, was the only thing that got the Titans rolling for a bit. No was CJ is the MVP. He could not lead his teams to wins. Also, if anyone actually watched CJ down the stretch, Jeff Fisher made a concerted effort to pad his stats (not saying that’s a bad thing…if your season is a lost cause, you may as well do it), so again while he’s flashy, he loses out to Manning, Brees, Rivers, etc every time.
    I think a case could be made for Brees or Rivers. I don’t think a case could be made for CJ or Favre.

  96. Hauschild says: Jan 9, 2010 1:22 PM

    AmishGangsta,
    I simply do not agree that Manning is more valuable than Favre or Brees. I give you numbers I like, you give me numbers you like – it’s all a wash.
    Here’s a question nobody can ever answer: Why has Manning been to only one Super Bowl if he is so adept at overcoming sub-par teammates – as you and many others like to assume he has??? How many #1 or #2 seeds with home field advantage has Manning blown over the years???
    You guys get brainwashed because Manning is so damned miserable you start to believe that maybe he’s a genius or something. I certainly wouldn’t wanna play with or for that young man with a 70 year old man’s outlook on life.

  97. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 9, 2010 1:29 PM

    cusoman says:
    January 9, 2010 12:03 PM
    Pervy, I wouldn’t worry… Favre’s level of play this year will undoubtedly lead to something Manning doesn’t have – a Super Bowl MVP award.
    ————————————————–
    Correct! MVP is a nice shiny little award,Brett has a few. He will be much more happy when he gets the SB MVP with a win over San Diego.

  98. Canned Heat says: Jan 9, 2010 1:31 PM

    When are people gonna realize that Manning’s offensive line is the reason for half his production???
    That’s a horrendous statement. Joe Montana, Dan Marino, and John Elway were some of the slowest, sackable guys in the league..especially later in their careers when they all shined. You’re gonna tell me those guys didn’t have O-lines that should all be HOF worthy..?
    As much as I’ve come to dislike Mr. Flip Flop..the guy is a competitor, takes hits like he used to take pills, and never had an O-line other than ’95 and ’96..and maybe this year, that have been worth a damn. Brees had a killer year but the last 4 games and sitting cost him votes. I can guarantee you that the 2-3 finish for the Vikes cost Favre at a shot for it. I think Favre is more valuable to his team than anyone in the league, IMO. Laugh if you will, but Aaron Rodgers is as well. Peyton Manning stays healthy, every record Favre has will be his with the exception of continuous games played….and INT’s.

  99. SpartaChris says: Jan 9, 2010 1:38 PM

    Tsinakis311 says:
    January 9, 2010 12:06 PM
    call Mr. Favre “brent” is still not funny or clever.
    ===================================
    Neither is calling Aaron “Erin.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Hauschild says:
    January 9, 2010 12:18 PM
    What a sham!!!
    Manning is the most miserable curmudgeon in the NFL, yet they continue to kiss his ass.
    Favre had better numbers and was sacked 24 more times. When are people gonna realize that Manning’s offensive line is the reason for half his production???
    It’s amazing that will all the information available out there to all of us, that most really have no clue how the NFL works – very disappointing.
    ==================================
    If we’re to use your logic that Brett taking more sacks than Peyton should result in an MVP win, then perhaps you’d agree Aaron Rodgers should have won it over Brett? He did throw for more yards than Brett. He also threw 30 td’s and took 50 sacks (16 more than Brett) while ending the season with a 103 passer rating. Plus he rushed for 5 TD’s.
    I’m not saying Aaron Rodgers should have won it, but if you do an apples to apples comparison using the same logic and numbers you outlined, the two guys weren’t much different. Plus the argument could be made that Rodgers did more with less.

  100. CKL says: Jan 9, 2010 1:46 PM

    As a Pats fan, after I think about it, I am happy about this. All you other playoff team fans should be too. Think about it for a minute. :)

  101. J says: Jan 9, 2010 1:46 PM

    Hey, why is someone using the same nick i have?, anyway he deserved, the last two games showed how terrible the colts are without him.

  102. SpartaChris says: Jan 9, 2010 1:53 PM

    And hey, before I get jumped on for my throwing Rodgers name out there, let me reiterate- I’m not saying I think Rodgers should have been MVP this season. I think there’s an X factor he doesn’t quite have yet. Maybe in years to come, but not this year.
    As for Chris Johnson, the guy had an amazing season. However, it wasn’t enough to propel his team to more than an 8-8 season and a playoff spot, which is why he didn’t receive any votes. It’s tough to sell others on the idea that a guy is the most valuable player in the whole league when his team misses the playoffs.

  103. lezmaka says: Jan 9, 2010 1:57 PM

    For everyone complaining about Manning not have the best stats this year, that’s what the Offensive Player of the Year award is for.
    An MVP doesn’t have their coach try to bench them when their team is fighting for playoff position.
    An MVP doesn’t choke and fumble the game away when you have a chance to win.
    An MVP makes Bill Belichick go for it on 4th down on his on 28 yard line because it doesn’t matter where he gets the ball.
    An MVP takes a team that many predicted wouldn’t win the division, and some even predicted wouldn’t make the playoffs and leads them to 14 straight wins.
    An MVP can lose a future HOF WR and his #2 WR, and turn a rookie and 2nd year player that had all of 4 catches last year into legitimate threats.
    An MVP does all that despite having the worst rushing offense in the league.

  104. last starfighter says: Jan 9, 2010 2:26 PM

    percy is the biggest ‘tardo troll you can find. I never suggested that the soon to be nfl defensive POY Charles Woodson should have been mvp because I don’t think he was, I think Rivers should be mvp. My point remains that the only way a defensive player can be voted mvp is during a freak year when injuries take a toll on qb’s and some d player puts up monster stats, like in 1986 when LT won it. Sports writers are, in general, cowards and lemmings when it comes to voting for mvp. This is simply indisputable. They don’t make their decisions in a vacuum, they make their decisions based on what their colleagues are saying. There is simply no possible way that out of 40 some separate writers in a year featuring so many great individual performances that 39 people happen to pick the same one. I don’t think manning is undeserving but I think the award is now meaningless. But that’s just this guy’s opinion.

  105. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 9, 2010 2:27 PM

    Pervy- I’ve seen “you” say some pretty “un- youish” things the last few days, something about how you just realized you’re a douche cuz you’re the Bob Nelson of Vikings fans….
    At least now we know it was an imposter….

  106. Woody Paige says: Jan 9, 2010 2:30 PM

    Your all witnessing the best quarterback to ever play the game.

  107. riotact says: Jan 9, 2010 2:44 PM

    @lezmaka –
    My kudos to you for nailing just about every single point as to why Manning deserved the award over Favre. I’d like to add another:
    Favre had a running game and, according to the Viking fans and Favre suck-up media types, was on the far superior team.
    Congrats to Peyton. It’s well deserved.

  108. holycow says: Jan 9, 2010 3:08 PM

    So this is one of those years where MVP isn’t all about stats. Nice to be consistent.

  109. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 9, 2010 3:13 PM

    jx4cmario1 says:
    January 9, 2010 2:27 PM
    Pervy- I’ve seen “you” say some pretty “un- youish” things the last few days, something about how you just realized you’re a douche cuz you’re the Bob Nelson of Vikings fans….
    At least now we know it was an imposter….
    ————————————————–
    Yes,somehow some tool has my name. Easy to tell though. I do not bash myself or call myself BobNelson. All posts criticizing myself is the douche Packer imposter.How can 2 same names exist?

  110. footballrulz says: Jan 9, 2010 3:22 PM

    The only justice that will be served, is this will motivate Brett Favre even harder and he’ll win the Super Bowl, while the Peyton will continue his streak of getting pounded in the playoffs.
    ____________________________
    This can’t be correct. Favre doesn’t play for the awards, stats or records. He plays because of his love for the game,
    right?

  111. pm18=goat says: Jan 9, 2010 3:43 PM

    G.O.A.T, without a doubt

  112. GBPackers says: Jan 9, 2010 10:28 PM

    Pervy_Harvin says:
    January 9, 2010 10:24 AM
    Update from Arizona: Warner and Fitzy practiced all morning on sneaky timing routes that should give the Packers fits. Also in the game plan is a secret scheme intended just for Mr. Woodcock to render him basically useless on the field.A shadow on Mathews also to keep Warner clean.Darnell Docket also had a few choice words.” Remember our inspired D play vs. MN where we chased Favre all night? Expect that and more coming at Rodgers. It’s playoff time baby,and we know how to turn up the heat!”
    Stay tuned for further updates!
    ————————————————–
    Wait a min. So you are telling me the Card Birds are scheming against our defensive/offensive strategys?? This is madness!!!

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